My beautiful Starflower,
You are such a wonderful gift to me!!
The only thing under that tree that I really care about.
Happy first Christmas!!
Friday, December 25, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
So here is another attempt:
Monday, December 14, 2015
She is sure having fun. . .
I am too. Today I tried using avocados to make healthy chocolate ice cream
(Paleo, dairy free, sweetened only with maple syrup, and I even substituted carob powder instead of cocoa)
It tastes good as us right from the blender as a mousse, but I can't wait until it freezes. See oatmealwithafork.com/2013/08/19/perfect-chocolate-ice-cream-vegan-paleo/
Perfect family home evening dessert.
Friday, December 11, 2015
As I sat rocking your little sister, Starflower, to sleep, I noticed the ducky blanket spread out so nicely on your bed. You must have done that this morning while you were getting ready for school. Thank you for such a nice surprise! I am thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful day at school.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Yea, I can actually clean the bathroom and have no interruptions of little cuties needing Mom "right now"
They have been in there playing for quite a while and still getting along and happy :)!!
It's the little things. . .
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
She sure loves to share my fruit smoothie and especially when I mix it with baby cereal and she paints her tray. I constantly remind myself that the messes are worth cleaning up. After all, serving "the least if these" especially includes my own little sweetheart.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
We were all set. . . Playing outside, fresh air. . . Suddenly the sprinklers came on again. We thought we were safe. But that didn't stop the play!
Oh well, I guess I can handle the clean up.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
I must make restitution for my sin of finishing your "half baked" ice cream which I really had given to you as a thank you for all your babysitting yesterday. It was a temptation I entered into in the early hours of the morning. Ready to go get some more with me?
Your ice cream addicted mother
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Wow. Postpartum psychosis is real and can be so scary. I spent several days in the hospital and now continue to work toward recovery at home. I am thankful that in my psychosis, I never wanted to harm myself or my beautiful starflower or anyone else. Studying about the condition has enlightened me to understand that fact is a huge blessing in itself.
I continue to feel scared. But I also remember that no matter what I suffer, all of it us worth it in order to have my beautiful baby. And my personal testimony of Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and His plan for me can keep me going through anything.
I will not give up!!
I often feel a battle within myself. I am thankful for every brief moment when that battle subsides and I catch a glimpse of who I really am and the reason why the battle is worth it.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
I loved conference! Every talk was incredible and the music was spectacular!!Of course I especially loved the talk about music.
After the last session on Sunday, I watched the special about Handel and the creation of Messiah. One part which really applied to me and my goal to listen was the fact that Handel knew the importance of silence as well as beautiful music.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Growing up my parents, especially my mom, really made April Fool's Day into a big deal and we always woke up to lots of jokes and funny surprises. I haven't done that as much in my own little family. Well this year, Morning Glory made her Nana proud of her by bringing back the tradition with several little tricks including: water spraying out from a taped up kitchen faucet, finding shoes taped together when I was getting ready for work, and Lady Slipper couldn't use the computer mouse when she tried to do her homework because it had been sabotaged. We got her back and she found posters and other things on the walls in her bedroom turned upside down when she came home from school.
MG, thanks for bringing the fun back to the family this year! I am still smiling about it!!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
It has taken some pondering to decide on my simple goal for this year. Finally, it came to me as I studied the Sunday School lesson (Marriage and Family Relations Participant's Guide lesson 15). The importance of listening to my children stood out in the lesson and I began to think of many ways I want to listen better.